NCOC allows walk-in vaccination for Pakistanis studying, working abroad

All eligible citizens will have to show their passport, visa or Iqama to get vaccinated

News Desk May 20, 2021
A resident receives a commercial dose of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine, at a private hospital in Karachi on April 4, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has allowed walk-in anti-Covid vaccination for all aged 18 and above Pakistanis working or studying abroad.

“[The] NCOC allows walk-in vaccination for all 18 years and above Pakistanis working abroad on work visa / Iqama, Students studying abroad and Seafarers. Simply walk in to any CVC [Covid vaccination centre], show valid visa and get vaccinated,” the country’s nerve centre for coronavirus response announced in a tweet on Thursday.

The decision has been made as many countries around the world, incorporations, various employers, universities, shipping companies have made vaccination mandatory for entry, work, study, stay and travelling etc.

“Therefore, in order to facilitate those Pakistanis who are working abroad on a work visa (other than Pakistanis having dual citizenship), students studying abroad and seafarers, the NCOC has devised the policy for their vaccination," the official statement said.

As per the procedure shared by the NCOC, all eligible citizens will have to show their passport, visa or Iqama to CVC staff in order to get vaccinated.

Certificate for vaccination will be issued from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) website or Nadra office as per standard procedure, the statement added.